Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-240) Red Wings (+190)
The Detroit Red Wings (23-23-6) will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (33-14-4) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Toronto at -240 while Detroit is opening at +190. The total comes in at 7.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had a good night with a 3-1 win against the Wild their last time out. Toronto recorded 4 penalty mins in this matchup. The Maple Leafs offense didn't overly impress in the victory. They also had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 of the 25 shots they launched.
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Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Toronto Maple Leafs have tallied 180 goals (4th in pro hockey) on the season and have conceded 141. For the year, they have scored 70 points and their points percentage sits at .686. Toronto has compiled 140 power play chances and they have notched 42 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 30.00%. When at even strength, the Maple Leafs let the opposition score 119 goals while scoring 138 as an offensive unit. Toronto has attempted 1,768 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. The Maple Leafs have had 1,562 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have recorded 144 power play tries (22nd in pro hockey) and have a total of 22 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Jack Campbell. Campbell has been involved in 123 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 63-38-12 and was named the starter in 114 games. The opposition has racked up 284 goals versus Campbell in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. Campbell has seen 3,477 shots taken against him and has amassed 3,193 total saves. His save percentage is at .918 for his 6,915 minutes played. Over the course of his career, Campbell has 65 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .570.
In their last outing, Detroit faced the Avalanche in a game where the Red Wings took the defeat by a final score of 5-2. They had 3 chances on the power play in this outing and converted 1 goal out of those attempts. The Red Wings netted 2 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took.
Detroit has attempted 1,531 shots (20th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.54%, while allowing the other team 1,701 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.39% on the other teams 144 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 89.4%. They have a tally of 147 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 17.01%. The Red Wings have racked up 121 goals at even strength and 25 goals (24th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 180 goals to be scored by way of 146 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have a total of 146 goals, 52 points, and a points percentage of .500.
On the other side of the ice you will find Alex Nedeljkovic protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has surrendered 158 goals altogether. Nedeljkovic's percentage of quality starts is 58.3% and he has accumulated 35 quality starting assignments in his career. He has been a starter 60 games and has racked up 3,714 minutes. Nedeljkovic has a lifetime mark of 31-21-9 and has played in 65 contests. He has accrued 1,713 saves out of the 1,871 shots tried, giving him a save % of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+190)
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